So, after reading Frogboy's reply here today, I decided to look for the TSF page on DeviantArt. The only thing I had seen about Hyperdesk previously was the screenshot for the Sony theme. I do however have a couple of TSFs previous Alienware skins. But no matter how great the graphics they produce for these themes are I wouldn't spend money to buy them because of this:
I just noticed your screenshot.
It says "Powered exclusively by Hyperdesk".
Wait a sec. The skins are powered by Microsoft's uxtheme.dll (patched). The media player skin is obviosly powered by Windows Media Player. Yahoo widgets are obviously powered by yahoo widgets.
What exactly si Hyperdesk "powering"?
Theme Manager (the original from 2000 even) could change the skins of Winamp and Media Player and WindowBlinds and so forth. But would anyone argue that it was "powering" the actual skin.
Powering, in my view, would be actually, you know, running the skin. Like a skin engine, a widget engine, an icon applying engine, etc. Did TSF quietly buy up Windows Media Player and Yahoo widgets? I heard something about a buyout of Yahoo but I had no idea it was TSF...